Congratulations to all those who are taking the next step towards Ebook.
Blogchatter community is a great help in making your journey from A BLOGGER to AN AUTHOR.
First of all, you must already must be reeling from the pressure of A2Z Challenge. Well, the first part of exam is over. So take a day break and unwind. Switch off social media for a day. That’s the best way to relax.
Now, align your posts in the way you would like them to read. You may want to change the sequence or not but there is no hard and fast rule to follow the A2Z, however if it’s a continuity like fiction novella you will have to. But for short stories, travel, align them where you find more meaning.
You can easily copy paste posts and take them on Word for easy formatting. Once copy paste is done, start reading them, and make changes as required. One read won’t be enough. You will find mistakes every time you read them. So be ready to read again and again. Proof reading as they say. Spell check is must.
Once you are confident that you don’t have any changes to make starts formatting. Choose the font which is reader friendly. Too fancy fonts usually do not go well, so go for basics. Arial, Times new Roman, Garamond, century are easy to read. Font size 12 is ok for text, and headings could be 14 -18.
Space check between the words.
Finally you will need to add header, footer, page numbers.
Word gives you good option to add Table of contents. If you click on References, you get an option of Table of contents. You can customize as per your choice.
The body is now ready.
You will need to add
A fancy title to catch the readers imagination.
Acknowledgments ( if you want to acknowledge someone )
A cover page
An introduction about you.
I had designed my cover page for ebook on Canva. You can create one Here
Arrange these, cover page , leave a blank page, acknowledgments, contents, book. Author page can go to last.
Convert it into PDF.
Do keep word document in case you plan to take to kindle. As for kindle you have to take it via kindle create.
Voila ! The book is ready.
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